FRIDAY FAVORITES.....I WANT A BROWNIE EDITION

HELLO Sweet FRIDAY!! Who's ready for a cool down?? It has been scorching. Today is Auction Day for our son's 2nd place Steer and 2nd Place pig, then Mr. Nine and I, country folk that we are, will be out on a little get away to the Big City. Oh we finished up the 81 episodes of "Prison Break" and I won't lie, shed some tears and I am so anticipating the show's return in the Fall of 2017, that I almost want to skip this Fall just to get there quicker. It's THAT GOOD!! Hope you all get swept away in one fine and dandy weekend...do lots of things you love!!

1. SWEET Feature: Amanda
Oh am I ever tickled to be posting at  The Blended Blog to feature on my dearest Amanda
 from A Brownie World. This Carolina beach and rum loving friend of mine is as genuine as they come. Her voice sings sass, truth and humor and always leaves me with a big ole' grin on my face!!
Look at this sweetness!! 
Go see her Today at The Blended Blog
and the ever Awesome A Brownie World

2. My Favorite Brownie Recipe
This recipe from The Recipe Critic is called Caramel brownies but I remember making them on a Saturday night in my mom's kitchen back in 1992 and we called this exact recipe "TURTLE BROWNIES!" Sad to think it was with family we no longer have contact with but this memory and brownie goodness from my time with them lives on. Gotta love anything that uses Kraft Caramels!!
And Don't forget when I did the  BUCKEYE BROWNIE COOKIES and 
BUCKEYE COCKTAIL HERE

3. Week's Attire
Only worked two days this week, yeehaw-ing it at the Fair!!
Saturday Birthday Party Dress from TJ Maxx


Kohl's duster cardigan and pants, Wal-Mart sandals and tank


Kohl's top, Fashion Bella necklace, Michael Kors pants and shoes

4. Hello Friday Softness
Yeah, pretty tickled to get one of my Nordstrom's purchases last week and fall in head over heels love with it. This Hello Friday lounge sweater is so stinking' soft and I may even wear it out in public with some distressed black skinnies and a plaid or chambray shirt underneath. It comes in plus sizes too.

5. FAIR Snippets
Considering most of my week was spent on our County Fairgrounds, thought I better include snippets of 2 of my favorites things about it: The Food And Our Animal Showing 4-Her
I had been doing so good staying fairly clear of sugar and all things bad for me but it's Fair week come on, so I threw up my hands and said bring on all things fried!! And of course since I had some time to kill on the morning before Swine Show, had to sit on a Fair Building porch rocker, people watch and share a giant cinnamon roll with mom and drink an iced caramel latte.
I think you can see the heat coming off my forehead in this pic!! The fried tenderloin was my favorite this year, may even get another at auction tonight. Next week I am back in check, ...Farmers Market here I come!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday 
xoxo

38 comments:

  1. Sometimes you just have to let yourself indulge and that's totally okay!! That brownie looks delicious and I wish I had a batch ready to be eaten here!! Happy Friday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. You're killing me with these recipes, Andrea! I feel like always crave brownies, which is so bad! But those buckeye brownie cookies and cocktail?? This former Ohioan is all in!! haha Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Happy Friday ! I love a good brownie YUM. I also love the dress you are wearing from TJ Maxx super cute. Enjoy your day and I hope that it cools down for you.

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  4. Brownies for breakfast is a thing right? Because you've got this girl craving some of that chocolaty goodness! I hope you have the most amazing weekend beautiful friend! XO-Kim

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  5. Buckeye Brownie Cookies...you've got to be kidding me! I always think I don't have a sweet tooth, until I see your recipes. Yum! It would go well with the cup of coffee I'm sipping on right now. I am going to go check out that feature on Amanda ASAP. She is one of my favorites! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

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  6. Awww, so glad you had fun - nothing quite as good as fair food is there?? Those caramel/turtle brownies look amazing!!!!

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  7. Awww, so glad you had fun - nothing quite as good as fair food is there?? Those caramel/turtle brownies look amazing!!!!

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  8. Brownies Brownies Brownies! YUM! And love that you're featuring Amanda! One of my favorites that always makes me chuckle :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  9. All the yummy food pics in this post are making me hungry! Those turtle brownies look AMAZING! Hope you have a fabulous weekend lovie!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  10. I'll be over later for a brownie! Haha. I love your pictures from the fair and that blue floral dress!! I hope that you have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  11. Good luck at the auction tonight and have fun in the big city! I think little man and I are headed to the fair tomorrow. We need to check out the animals (and the food!) Have a lovely weekend!

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  12. All of those brownies look delicious! I have such a weakness to those chocolate squares! Wishing your son the best of luck!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. Oh man how I LOVE the fair! Hoping for a good auction for your son! Have fun in the city beautiful....I am loving that cardi from Kohl's, the entire outfit is so on point! Have a sun-shining day full of beauty like YOU! XO!

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  14. Buckeye Brownies - you have stolen my heart officially now! And those boys showing their livestock - well that hits home too so my heart is all in Indiana now. LOVE that Friday shirt, oh my goodness!!! Fabulousness! This whole post is pretty awesome oh and look there I am too, ha! Thank you x10000000000 for all your love, support, and fabulousness. My world is better because of you! xo Amanda

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  15. OMG that fair food looks so good! Since I don't live in my small hometown anymore I don't really get the fair experience every year. I mostly miss the corn dogs! Haha.

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  16. You gotta indulge while you're at the fair!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  17. You cannot do this to a pregnant lady! So much amazing food. And brownies and fair food? Is there anything better?! Love that blue dress on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  18. That brownie recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it! I'm so excited to find your blog through the H54F link up & looking forward to reading more from you!

    Kenzie
    www.connectedinthekitchen.blogspot.com

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  19. Impossible to steer clear of sugars when at the fair. Love your brownie theme for this post and your feature!

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  20. Girl!!! I have been wanting a brownie for over a week now and this is not helping me at all!!! Caramels!!! I would eat them all before they ever made it in to the batter! LOL! Love all your outfits. And clearly you must indulge in sweet and fried foods during the fair!!!

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  21. Andrea, you featured my favorites as well...Amanda and brownies and swine showing! Hahahaha! I showed pigs at our fair from 3rd grade-12th grade and next year my daughter will be old enough for 4-H and wants to take a pig! LOL! I am pretty excited for her. And YES to fair food...sometimes you just have to embrace that carni food and indulge :) Have a great weekend!

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  22. It's okay to indulge every once in awhile...and those brownies look amazing!
    Fair food always gets the best of me, especially the funnel cake goodness!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  23. Good luck to your son for the auction and congrats on the wins! Hope you have an amazing weekend with Mr. Nine!!! And fair food is so fun . . . it's time to indulge!!! xoxo

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  24. Brownies are my fave! Indulging sometimes is totally called for and necessary!

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  25. Hope you have a really fun weekend! Fair food and brownies are my favorite - now I'm hungry :)!

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  26. I love that Happy Friday sweater. So cute. I loved Prison Break when it was on so I am super excited to see it next Fall. I might have to watch the series over again to re-catch up. Those brownies look really amazing. Have a great weekend!

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  27. Sometimes you need your sweets but I admire your strength, + I'm pinning your recipe! My son LOVES brownies!! Love ya, and happy weekend, Andrea!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  28. Whoooooooaaaa! Hold the horses!!! You live in the country and show cows!!?? OMW how did I ever miss that?? You pull it off great, my friend, with all your beautiful backgrounds in your pictures! I've thought about you this week, wondering what all you've been eating at the fair, but it looks like your food choices are pretty similar to ours down here - everything's FRIED! LOL! Enjoy your weekend in the Big City! Country comes to town indeed! xoxo

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  29. Oh my goodness all of the food in this post looks absolutely amazing! I would definitely be eating the heck out of all that fair food! Congrats on all of your award winning animals this year!

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  30. You just gave me a major craving for brownies (and maybe a caramel latte too). I love that Hello Friday sweatshirt, so cute!

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  31. OMG I want those brownies!! And that super pretty necklace!!
    But back to the brownies! They remind me of a pie I made one year (pre-kids, obviously) - I made a Turtle Pumpkin Pie for thanksgiving... I won't lie, it was all kinds of amazing. You may have inspired me to bake at some point... maybe lol

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  32. Oh my gosh I haven't had a brownie in years. What a fun week of adventures with your boys and time away from work! I adore your blue & white swing dress and guess what? I have that same colorful floral blouse from Kohl's. I love the neckline which is professional but without a collar!

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  33. I am just having breakfast! Hahaha. Lovely post! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for linking up on Fancy Friday!
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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  34. Looks delicious! Chocolate cake, you made my day happy, today we feasted on goodies!

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  35. Now I'm craving a brownie big time!! Have a great weekend :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  36. I've only heard them called turtle brownies too! Although I've never had them, so now I think I need to make them :) Hope you had fun at the fair!

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  37. Happy Belated Birthday Beautiful Andrea! Love love love the blue and white floral heather dress you wore and those white sandals. I also really like the outfit with the embroidered peasant top and I do need the Hello Friday Sweatshirt in my life. ;-)

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  38. Girl you are killing me with all the yummy food/drinks! I don't know how you do it?! I've indulged way too much this summer and it *ahem* shows!! The brownies look amazing. I want them. Now!! Lol!

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